Groundwater: The Hidden Resource - UN-IGRAC

Posted 11 December 2014

Water is essential to human, plant, and animal survival. From huge cities to tiny villages, about 50% of the world’s population depends on groundwater every day.

So what’s the problem? Well, while groundwater is the most abundant source of fresh water on earth, it remains a hidden resource. We often know where to locate it, but what really keeps it “hidden” is the limited amount of data on its availability, quantity and quality. In other words: we often have insufficient real insight in the water below.

Now it’s time to uncover the mysteries behind the great resource of groundwater!

The International Groundwater Resources Assessment Centre (IGRAC) operates under the auspices of WMO and UNESCO.

Visit the #HiddenResource campaign website at thehiddenresource.com